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No Jars Leaving (updated 1 JUN '20)

by Nopke Posted 20th Apr 2020 at 7:10 PM - Updated 3rd Sep 2020 at 1:05 PM by Nopke : links
6 Comments / replies (Who?) - 6 Thanks Posts
This mod prevents certain Sims from leaving jars with caught butter- or fireflies, and comes in two versions:
  • everyone – prevents everyone from leaving jars;
  • nonFamily – prevents unselectable Sims from leaving jars. Members of a currently played household don't leave jars only when they're within hotel grounds, on a community lot (like in the unmodded game), or on a secret lot (except for secret societies).
A jar that isn't allowed to be left on a lot is placed in the inventory of its owner, if they're a member of a currently played household (not a roommate). In other cases it disappears.
Use only one version at a time.

Update (1 Jun 2020): Modified the nonFamily version to make members of a currently played household not leave jars on secret lots, except for secret societies.
None that I know of.

Overriden resources
Resource nameType nameTypeGroupInstanceInstance (high)
Anims - ObjectsText Lists0x535452230x7FF5C46C0x000000860x00000000
Sub - Set Down JarBehaviour Function0x424841560x7FF5C46C0x000010050x00000000
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Size: 868 Bytes · Downloads: 371 · 20th Apr 2020
868 Bytes 371 20th Apr 2020

Size: 888 Bytes · Downloads: 222 · 1st Jun 2020
888 Bytes 222 1st Jun 2020
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Test Subject
#2 Old 20th Apr 2020 at 7:18 PM
thank you for fixing this, this feature once made me kill a townie, cause she left so many jars of bugs around my house.
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 20th Apr 2020 at 7:26 PM
Yes, this is so annoying, thank you!
Test Subject
#4 Old 20th Apr 2020 at 11:50 PM
wild, i've never had this problem! thank you none the less in case this ever does become a thing!
Field Researcher
#5 Old 21st Apr 2020 at 2:50 AM
The bug catching seems to be a rinse and repeat thing with sims. They catch bugs, leave jar on table and repeat until table is full. then they move on to the counters. So glad this was fixed.
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retired moderator THANKS POST
#6 Old 21st Apr 2020 at 11:56 PM
Yes, a way to stop the land lady leaving 4 jars of butterflies in the side garden. Thank you for this.
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 23rd Apr 2020 at 1:06 PM
I've wanted this for SOOOOO long! Thank you SOOOOO much! Okay, have an extra O for owesome.